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Healthy Turkey Tacos with Pineapple Salsa |

Healthy Turkey Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings (about 12 tacos) 1x


  • 12 small flour or corn tortillas
  • Taco Turkey (recipe below)
  • Pineapple Salsa (recipe below)
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • Queso Fresco, crumbled
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Lime wedges


for the Taco Turkey

  • 1 pound Butterball ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

for the Pineapple Salsa

  • 1/2 ripe pineapple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, minced
  • 1/2 poblano chile, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, minced
  • 1 habanero chile (scotch bonnet), seeded and very finely minced, optional
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • Handful cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Pinch Kosher salt


Warm tortillas.  Top with taco turkey, pineapple salsa, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.  Devour immediately.

for the Taco Turkey

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add ground turkey, spices, and vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally until turkey is browned and cooked through.

for the Pineapple Salsa

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Allow the flavors of the salsa to meld for at least 30 minutes, although an hour or two is optimal. You can also make the salsa several hours ahead of time (up to a day ahead), covering and storing in the refrigerator. Before serving, stir your salsa to redistribute the juices that have pooled at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10